Where: Tajikistan (37.3° N, 69.0° E: paleocoordinates 37.5° N, 68.8° E)
• coordinate based on nearby landmark
When: Kairubak suite Formation, Pliocene (5.3 - 2.6 Ma)
• Upper Pliocene, Middle Villafranchian, MN17. In the Kuruksay formation, at the base of the loess-palaeosol formation that appears to start at 2.5Ma in China. Palaeomagentic data indicate the lower part of the Matuyama Chron.
Size class: macrofossils
Collection methods: Two localities, one in the upper part of the river, another in the lower.
Primary reference: M.V. Sotnikova, A.E. Dodonov, and A.V. Pen'kov. 1997. Upper Cenozoic bio-magnetic stratigraphy of Central Asian mammalian localities. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 133:243-258 [A. Turner/H. O'Regan/H. O'Regan]more details
Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis
PaleoDB collection 34395: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 29.08.2003
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